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2017 Venture Capital Success Stories

9 November 2017

Two of our portfolio companies, CarZar and UCOOK, have been featured in the top 17 South African Venture Capital Association success stories. The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association’s (SAVCA), 2017 Venture Capital (VC) Success Stories report highlights the role that VC plays in supporting South African business, and follows the launch of […]

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Freddy Caspers on Cape Talk radio

22 August 2017

Silvertree Chairman was interviewed on Cape Talk radio, discussing how Silvertree Internet Holdings has been driving the success of online businesses in Africa. Listen to the interview at:

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Silvertree appoints ex Reckitt emerging markets CEO Freddy Caspers as Chairman and invests over 15M USD into Africa

6 August 2017

Africa’s leading Internet Platform, Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings (Silvertree, has recently reached the milestone of over USD 15m (approx. ZAR 200m) channeled into African consumer-focused technology companies since inception in 2014. The portfolio has achieved an average >200% annual revenue growth, helped by fast-growing companies like car buying site and meal-kit delivery […]

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Silvertree investment, CarZar, is now being backed by Nasdaq-listed Vostok

10 May 2017

The young South African tech-startup,, which was founded in 2016, is now being backed by Vostok New Ventures, the Sweden-listed investment firm behind Avito, Russia’s leading online classifieds company. Vostok New Ventures is listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm Exchange and has also funded other successful online tech-brands – BlaBlaCar, a leading long-distance ride sharing […]

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Silvertree takes full control of DealDey as Ringier exits to shift their focus

10 March 2017

An interview with DealDey CEO Kehinde Oriola, adapted from TechMoran. 1) How is the progress at DealDey? DealDey and our expansions Promohub and Lyf as well as their teams are all working incredibly hard on our mission to give all Nigerians good value for their money in online and offline-to-online retail. Specifically in tough times […]

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Silvertree acquires Nigeria’s TopCheck, forming Africa’s largest price comparison group

16 February 2017

Silvertree Internet Holdings (, Africa’s leading Internet platform, has acquired Nigerian price comparison site TopCheck ( for an undisclosed amount. TopCheck is Nigeria’s leading price comparison site for financial services offering free online comparison for insurance products, loans, and broadband internet plans. The website recorded fast growth in 2016, processing up to 3 billion Naira […]

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UCOOK and Silvertree Internet Holdings team up to bring gourmet home cooking to the African continent

11 November 2016

To make cooking accessible and fun for all inspired home cooks across Africa, Cape Town e-food delivery service UCOOK has recently partnered with Africa’s leading internet platform, Silvertree Internet Holdings. The investment by Silvertree in UCOOK will aid in infrastructural development to meet expansion needs quickly and effectively. With customer base growth at 800% over […]

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Pet Heaven accelerating growth through investment and partnership with Silvertree Internet Holdings

18 July 2016

Rapidly-growing online pet food and accessory store Pet Heaven ( recently secured investment from Silvertree Internet Holdings, to further accelerate its growth throughout South Africa. The investment will see Silvertree providing expansion capital for Pet Heaven, as well as supporting Pet Heaven through synergies with other Silvertree e-commerce companies, such as Faithful to Nature and […]

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Ringier and Silvertree buy DealDey and form Ringier Africa Deals Group

24 March 2016

Lagos, Nigeria March 23, 2016 Ringier Africa Deals Group, a newly-founded joint venture between Swiss Ringier Africa AG and South African Silvertree Internet Holdings (Pty) Ltd, today announces it has acquired one of Nigeria’s biggest online shopping platforms, DealDey. The acquisition represents an expansion of Ringier Africa’s portfolio beyond publishing and digital marketing in Nigeria […]

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Silvertree Internet Holdings to Invest $10m in African Startups in 2016

12 January 2016

South African Consumer Focused Internet Platform Closes 2015 with Record 330% Y-O-Y Growth to >$10 M in revenue Silvertree Internet Holdings, the Cape Town-based consumer focused Internet platform, is today announcing it has recorded 330% p.a growth for 2015 to >$10m in revenue, its strongest year since operations began in 2013. Following this news, the […]

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